In a few weeks the conference Resilience 2008 will begin in Stockholm. Along the the scientific talks is an art exhibit on resilience. Its called Changing Matters – the Resilience Art Exhibition and will be opening at the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet just before the conference (it runs 12 April -7 September 2008).
On the conference website the art exhibit and its rationale are described.
A central message of the Resilience 2008 Conference is that resilience is not just an ecological issue, or a social, economic or cultural issue. These issues are interlinked. Resilience involves ecological, economic, cultural, ethical and other social dimensions and values. Sustaining and developing social capacity will be a prerequisite for adaptability and transformability.
To explore this fundamentally important feature, and to complement and enhance the scientific symposium, we invited artists to submit proposals for a Resilience Art Exhibition to be held in connection with the science and policy conference. The full Resilience Art Exhibition, where invited artists interpret the notion of resilience, will take place between April 12 and September 7, 2008, at The Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet).
During the conference there will also be highlights and excerpts shown in the grand lecture hall Aula Magna at Stockholm University.
Falling Boxes by Paul Matosic, one of the artists in the exhibition
The artists participating in the show are:
- Gunilla Bandolin/Sverker Sörlin (Swe)
- Jon Brunberg (Swe)
- Center of Attention (Fra/Eng)
- Olle Cornèer, Christian Hörgren and Martin Lübke (Swe)
- Todd Gilens (USA)
- Paul Matosic (Eng)
- Teemu Mäki (Fin)
- Tuula Närhinen (Fin)
- Michael Rodemer (Ty/USA)
- Etta Säfve (Swe)
- Angelo Vermeulen (Be) and Christine Ödlund (Swe).